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Siena Farms Blog

Friday July 22, 2011

Sunflowers & Salads!

Our "joker" variety of sunflower is not your average sunny!

Happy Friday from the farm crew!  Do you know why we love Fridays?  We get to pack up our trucks and head into town for the Copley Market downtown.  It gives us a great chance to meet with you, our happy food enthusiasts, and to show you all the great things that happened in the last week!

We know (very well!) how hot it has been and that the mugginess has been getting everyone down… but how could you not be just a bit more smiley when you look at our Joker Sunflowers?

We’re well into the their growing season – and what says “summer” like a bunch of these guys in a nice pitcher on your counter?

Also, it’s that time of year when herbs are really taking off and if you’re anything like us, sometimes time passes too quickly and it’s hard to use a whole bunch by the end of the week.  Take a cue from our friends at Sofra and put handfuls of picked leaves in your next salad for a nice punch of flavor with your crunch of greens!  Try adding cilantro, parsley, or basil leaves into your salad with nice cuts of fresh scallion tops.  Toss with your favorite dressing (or make your own) and top with some finely shredded raw beets.  It’s a great, fresh way to add a burst of color and taste to a great summer time staple.